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Balfour Beatty Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2019

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3.2
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59%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
Approve of CEO
Leo Quinn
149 Ratings
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  • "While upper management says they value everyone, they only value strong operations personnel(in 24 reviews)

  • "long hours and comutte in london(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Started as temp worker and I have received another 12 months contract :)"

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    Current Employee - Training Administrator in Derby, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training team is amazing, friendly and supportive colleagues, always happy to help

    Cons

    in the training department everyhting is fine

    Advice to Management

    -

    Balfour Beatty2019-06-08
  2. "n/a"

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      Former Employee - Operations Coordinator 

      I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time

      Pros

      Forward thinking and innovative company

      Cons

      Career progression isn't the best

      Balfour Beatty2019-06-13
    • "Strong and progressive. Probably the best contractor in the UK"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Innovative, exciting projects, strong leadership. Good work life balance. Training and development opportunities

      Cons

      disconnect with parent company and management, especially in joint ventures. One can be totally lost

      Balfour Beatty2019-06-12
    • "Stagnant role, management don't understand how to get the best out of my talents"

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      Current Employee - Revit Bim Expert in Manchester, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Large Company, very secure in the industry at this current time

      Cons

      Large Organisation , moves very slow, very isolated in my role.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to all staff, and push to find out why they're less than happy. Staff should be firing on all cylinders, not cruising. IT IS YOUR FAULT IF YOU DON'T PULL ALL OF THEIR POTENTIAL.

      Balfour Beatty2019-06-07
    • "A business general facing in right direction but still some issues to resolve if it is to reach its real potential."

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      Former Employee - Engineering in London, England
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Some really good people with great ideas and attitude.

      Cons

      Still tolerates non performance of senior managers, too many people with Director roles who really should not be in the position; still too much focus on revising procedures/ internal process; digital strategy is out of touch with real world

      Advice to Management

      Trim out non performing directors/ senior managers and shed blockers to change

      Balfour Beatty2019-05-20
    • "Good opportunities if your will to seek them out."

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      Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Growing business and good range of projects, controls for running projects are industry leading and will equip you well if you leave.

      Cons

      Staff not always reward for efforts and capabilities.

      Balfour Beatty2019-05-16
    • "Good"

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        Former Employee - Project Manager 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time

        Pros

        Interesting Projects and helpful people and the new CEO at the time seemed to be putting things on the right track

        Cons

        Old internal systems and lots of management

        Balfour Beatty2019-05-16
      • "Great company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Given opportunities throughout career to progress develop and improve, great people, really focused strategy since Leo Quinn joined in 2015

        Cons

        A huge company so can take a while to understand and work within the complexity

        Advice to Management

        Stay focused on Build to Last strategy and don’t fall in to trap of reinventing the wheel

        Balfour Beatty2019-05-08
      • "Poor Management"

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        Current Employee - Site Engineer in London, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        better companies out there than Balfour Beatty

        Cons

        no communication, poor career development, racist management, poor wages

        Advice to Management

        absolutely poor management, poor H&S attitude, rude, no communication skills

        Balfour Beatty2019-06-08
      • "Balfour"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Company benefits Support to make the right decisions Leading company of the construction industry Leading innovation and disruption on construction sector

        Cons

        Too many policies and paperwork Lack of decision making or delay on making decisions

        Balfour Beatty2019-05-01
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